1 person found this helpful
Why do you need xmp files? The norm is to extract to a CSV file, this can then be loaded into a DAM or a database.
To extract the data you could use ExifTool http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
Or you could use a script for Bridge I.E: http://www.scriptsrus.talktalk.net/Extract%20Metadata.htm
If you wanted more fields then there is another script that will allow this.
Many thanks for this, Paul. This is a possibility. We would need to convert the XMP file to fit the RDF specifications for Dublin Core, so that would be an additional step outside Photoshop. If we could get a CSV file, it would be very useful. I'll try your suggestions and see what happens. It will take a week or so because we are liaising with the vendor of the library catalogue software.
Special Collections Librarian
The University of Newcastle, Australia
For our database, we create an XML file from the photos raw data, then the database can use the xml to extract whatever field it needs.